NELSON MANDELA BAY WATER CRISIS

Gqeberha community blame high water bills on the municipality’s failure to fix faulty pipes

“If the municipality had fixed the problem earlier my water bill wouldn’t have accumulated”

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19 July 2021

Only 24-hour clinic in KwaNobuhle was without running water for five days

Water was restored late on Monday after staff threatened to down tools

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29 June 2021

Learners sent home as taps run dry at Eastern Cape schools

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber to adopt over 30 schools to help with water saving measures

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17 May 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay residents blame years of neglected leaks for dry dams

Kouga dam predicted to run dry in July. Other dams to follow soon after

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3 May 2021

“Our people don’t live in speed humps,” Kariega residents tell municipality

Meeting told about water leaks, broken houses and dirty streets

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20 April 2021

Shacks flooded by vandalised pipe in drought-stricken Gqeberha

The theft of a valve has been blamed for the massive water spout

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26 February 2021

In the midst of water restrictions, clean water gushes out of taps in Uitenhage

But the municipality says it is “winning the war against leaks”

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3 December 2020

PE Day Zero: Staff and inmates at St Albans prison scramble for water

Large water tanks are emptied in a matter of hours, says community leader

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28 September 2020

Woman who sold municipal water told to leave her shack

Property owner outraged that his tenant took advantage of water shortages in Port Elizabeth

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21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

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18 September 2020

Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay

“We are in big trouble” says resident as dam levels for the metro fall below 19%

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7 September 2020